A great book about dimensional jewelry in peyote stitch is the ''Shaped Beadwork & beyond'' by Diane Fitzgerald.
The beaded ball of Diane Fitzgerald was inspired by the Temari balls, popular japanese toys, which turned into a traditional art form.
A Temari bead is composed by twenty triangles,
each triangle is usually formed by four rows (picture 1)
Zip due to connector beads, five triangles together, to form a pentagon (picture 3)
Zip the next five triangles to the pentagon, to form a star, and obtain half temari bead (pictures 4-5)
Make an identical star, add connector beads (picture 6),
<zialolabeadsit> Those fascinating geometric shapes, are based, as the most of the basic geometric forms in beadwaving , on a genius but simple combination of two known stitches: The herringbone and the peyote stitch. You can see them hold precious stones as part of a pendant, or earrings, or assembled forming amazing shapes, as for example the five pointed star. I was asked for a tutorial so I try to make this one and share it :) All you need is thread, needle no12 , some seed (or cylinder) beads no 11/0 scissors and quite of passion about beading… To simplify the beading tutorial, I’m not going to show you any special pattern, instead I’m going to pick two different colours, and attach the Colour A to the herringbone stitch and the colour B to the peyote, so they can be easily distinguished. The colour '' A'' (gold) attached to the herringbone stitch will always concern a pair of beads (A1 +A2), forming the corners of the unit, while the colour …